Challenging the validity of patent rights in Australia: options and strategies

Australian patent rights can be challenged on a wide range of grounds throughout the life of a patent, but not all the grounds are available at each stage of a patent’s life cycle, and therefore it is useful to know what options are available and the advantages and disadvantages that come along with each of these options. The most appropriate course of action will depend on a variety of factors, such as: the specifics of the matter and which grounds lend themselves to those specific issues, the commercial objectives, and the costs which are likely to be incurred. There are also a variety of important strategic considerations that can influence the most appropriate course of action to challenge patent rights.

In particular, this webinar will cover:

  • the life cycle of a standard Australian patent;
  • pre-grant challenges: a) third party observations, b) substantive oppositions (including appeals to a Court) and c) re-examination;
  • post-grant challenges: a) re-examination, and b) revocation before the Courts; and
  • case studies will be provided.

Session dates and times

  • Europe – 18 January, Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (GMT)
  • Japan – 19 January, Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (JST)
  • Americas – 20 January, Thursday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (PST) | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Asia-Pacific – 8 February, Tuesday: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AEDT)

If you have any questions, please contact us at events.au@spruson.com.

Featured speakers
Sydney, Australia
Dr. Mike Zammit
Principal, Chemical / Life Sciences Leader Australia
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+61 2 9393 0100 mike.zammit@spruson.com
Mike joined Spruson & Ferguson in October 2020 after 16 years of experience in another leading Australian IP firm. Mike is a registered patent attorney specialising in the chemical sciences….
Mike joined Spruson & Ferguson in October 2020 after 16 years of experience in another leading Australian IP firm. Mike…
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Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Doug Horton
Principal
Patents: Chemical & Life Science
+61 7 3011 2200 doug.horton@spruson.com
Doug has more than a decade’s experience in prosecuting and securing Intellectual Property rights and assisting with IP enforcement. His practice predominantly involves working with Australian companies and organisations…
Doug has more than a decade’s experience in prosecuting and securing Intellectual Property rights and assisting with IP enforcement….
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